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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:35 PM

A good refrigerator for $3500 or less.

Proving to be one helll of a problem, especially if you want it to be wifi connected.

We have this now





Samsung 22 cu. ft. Family Hub 4-Door FrenchDoor Smart Refrigerator in Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless, Counter Depth


And sending it back already to try another one, the cooling wasnt working to the right temp as I have independent temp gauges I put in the compartments to make sure.

Before I asked to send it back I had Samsung repair out and they said these models have major issues all the time with ice makers and other stuff.

If i send back the second one *thank god I bought them at Costco" (the link I used for the photo is not Costco) I am not sure what to buy next.

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Reply A good refrigerator for $3500 or less. (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 OP
Pachamama Apr 2019 #1
Kali Apr 2019 #2
Ohiogal Apr 2019 #3
sinkingfeeling Apr 2019 #6
Ohiogal Apr 2019 #7
redstatebluegirl Apr 2019 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #4
True Blue American Apr 2019 #5
Kali Apr 2019 #8
Name removed May 2019 #10

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:42 PM

1. GE Monogram series

And unlike Samsung and other imports that are having tariffs slapped on, you will get the value in the price and a good refrigerator. Unless prices have jumped - I still have mine for 10 years and no problems. Chose to get it when we remodeled and instead of replacing the Sub-Zero with another Sub-Zero since all it ever needed was repairs.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:45 PM

2. what does a wifi connected fridge do?

I could see a stove, but a fridge? why? (still have and LOVE my late 80s/early 90s single door GE with the old fashioned inside freezer that you defrost. thing has worked forever and holds a lot of stuff inside, instead of in the fucking doors. I hate every new fridge I have seen in the last 15 years) I have a cheap freestanding icemaker that is easily replaceable when it inevitably dies.

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Response to Kali (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:55 PM

3. My Amana fridge

is 39 years old and still going strong!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:33 PM

6. My Amana side-by-side is 30 years old, been moved across

the country 4 or 5 times and still works great. Ah, for the days before programmed obsolescence.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 03:30 PM

7. We were told

recently at an appliance store by a salesman that the new fridges last 7 to 10 years on average.

That, and the price of a new one, kinda helped me make the decision to just keep our old one. The design of the interior drives me nuts, but I guess I can put up with it for a bit longer.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 03:39 PM

9. Our last one was a Sears Kenmore, it lasted 7 years to the day before it died.

It cost almost 2000 new. We replaced it with a Samsung, but everyone says they are all pretty much made the same way and won't last. When we called a serviceman for our last one he said he could fix it, but it would cost almost what a new one costs.

All of these appliances are like bic lighters, disposable. No wonder our landfills are full.

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Response to Kali (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:02 PM

4. I think they tell you when you've run out of eggs.

Doesn't everyone need that feature?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:08 PM

5. I am just now

Learning how to do streaming on my Smart TV that has a dumb remote.

Am now buying a smart remote to stream.

Please ,I can count my eggs in the carton!

Do not confuse me any more. I learned my Smart Range a few years ago that has no buttons. I am the only one who can operate it and keep my handy guide in the next drawer!

Help! Drowning in gigabites, or whatever!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 03:33 PM

8. LOL!

I suppose if it could show you what all was in those tupperware containers and help plan a dinner it might be OK, or monitors mold growth/vegetable wilt. I am not anti technology but I am having trouble seeing what a connected fridge could do. yes a little snarky, but also genuinely curious.

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